If you missed the announcement today, Spotify is turning itself into a platform. That means that you’ll soon have access to applications that are built with Spotify as the window in which you’ll use them.
While the actual Spotify+Apps release isn’t live just yet, there is a way for you to get your hands onto a preview version. Just head over to this page on the Spotify site and you’ll find all the information that you need.
If you’re concerned at all about the potential privacy implications, Spotify does offer this:
“To make Spotify Apps as personal and social as possible, we’ll give providers of the apps you choose to visit access to your Spotify ID, and limited information about your Spotify use – such as currently playing song, play queue, library and playlists. This will help tailor the apps to your music tastes. App providers will only use this information for the purpose of providing you with their apps.”
There’s also a warning that you might notice a bug or two, but you have to bear in mind that this is a pre-release version of the new Spotify apps platform.
Love it or loathe it, Spotify’s apps are going to be rolling out to everyone soon. So give yourself a head start on finding the best stuff out there and let us know if apps are answering any questions that you might have had.
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